Thanks to Gema and Grandpa, Tyler's birthday party was a real success. The cake was fantastic and without any hint of gluten! Here is the actual singing of Happy Birthday, and it was so nicely sung by even Tyler, himself!
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Here is a video that documents Tyler's 2nd birthday party in Newton. Gema and Grandpa generously allowed 17 children into their home for pizza and ice cream cake (great cake!). We had a nice, but chilly (45 degrees) morning outside on a dinosaur scavenger hunt and bean bag toss, and soccer and tunnel time, and hula hooping and T balling, and then we warmed up in the house for the real eating extravaganza. Tyler did great as the center of attention. He really seemed to love every minute.
You can see how much Tyler adores his cousin, Michelle. Just look at the way he gazes up at her and gives her those big, cheeky smiles. Michelle is actually a great pianist (see earlier blogs from August, 2009), so hopefully she will be able to teach him a few tunes as he develops his musical ear.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Here is the quintessential big brother game of catch, it goes something like this: "Tyler, do you want to play catch? Say Yes. Yes. OK, catch. Oh, you weren't facing me? That's OK, I'll throw it yet again at your back..." Ugh, thank goodness for older brothers...
Saturday, March 6, 2010
This morning, after a great Challah French Toast breakfast, the boys burned off some energy with a hip hop dance party. As you can see, Sam has a new type of 'white man's overbite', we like to fondly refer to it as the 'stick out the tongue and groove'. Tyler is even getting into the action. Mike really needs to work with them if we can hope that they have even a bit of the rhythm that he has!
Here is Tyler singing a bit to Nemo. In the middle of Do-A-Deer, you can see that Tyler is a bit dismayed as Nemo seems to be swimming away from his show. I think he says, "Nemo...look!" to try to grab his attention again. I think he intends to be a lunge singer when he grows up (Tyler, not Nemo).